Investing in New Zealand
Opening up the opportunities in New Zealand
Wynn Williams can help you take advantage of New Zealand’s many opportunities in business and property investment.

Our firm has a number of partners and senior lawyers who specialize in working with overseas clients.
We provide sound legal and practical advice on Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approval, transfer of assets, and assistance with New Zealand’s immigration process.
To find out more, please see our sections on Investing in New Zealand, Doing Business in New Zealand, and Living in New Zealand


Recent Projects

  • Purchase of a large North Island farm/station for Swiss investors.
  • Negotiating purchase of North Island forestry land for overseas investors.
  • Purchase of a large North Island station for overseas investors.



Buying residential property in New Zealand – do you need consent?

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) placed greater restrictions on who can buy property in New Zealand on 22 October 2018. Most overseas people are now unable to buy homes in New Zealand (regardless of whether they already own property here), but some can request consent from the OIO.

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Overseas Investment - Determining Whether Land is "Sensitive"

The purchase of New Zealand land by overseas persons is regulated by the Overseas Investment Act 2005 and the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005. Overseas persons, being persons who are neither a New Zealand citizen nor ordinarily resident, wanting to acquire “sensitive land” in New Zealand need to apply to the Overseas Investment Office for consent.

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
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